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South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari (16D)

An adventurous sailing safari to seldom-visited South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula in search of penguins and more.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 18,495
Up to 20% savings
16 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 18,495
Up to 20% savings


  • See South Georgia’s incredible wildlife, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species.
  • Follow in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages to South Georgia and pause for a moment at his grave.
  • Explore the pristine Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac, and foot and immerse yourself in this icy realm with an optional paddling excursion.

Embark on an extraordinary Penguin Safari to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, a unique itinerary offering the opportunity to discover both the sub-Antarctic wonders of remote South Georgia Island and set foot on the legendary seventh continent. As you begin your voyage, capture breathtaking images of majestic albatross and exquisite pintado petrels gracefully soaring around the ship, almost guiding it towards the captivating South Georgia. Pay homage to the renowned explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, as you’re immersed in the rich history of this fabled island, and explore its bustling beaches filled with king penguins and majestic elephant seals.

Antarctica awaits, revealing its awe-inspiring peaks and vast expanses. Venture farther into the Antarctic waters aboard a Zodiac, navigate through ice-filled channels, or embark on a thrilling sea kayak adventure. Experience the rugged beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula firsthand as you head out on exhilarating hikes up glistening glaciers. Cherish enchanting encounters with curious gentoo, chinstrap, and Adélie penguins, capturing heartwarming moments that will leave a lasting impression. From the mesmerizing landscapes to the captivating wildlife, Antarctica never fails to astonish, surprise, and delight at every turn.


World Explorer

A 5-star luxury expedition ship purpose-built for exploring the Polar regions in comfort and style.

Ocean Adventurer

A charmingly intimate yet spacious polar expedition vessel much loved by guests and crew alike.

Standard Activities

Helicopter Flight
water aerobics
Polar Plunge
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia, Argentina

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port at the tip of South America. It’s the ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Embarkation Point
Day 2

Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

Days 3-6

At Sea

Days 7-8

South Georgia

Days 9-10

At Sea

Days 11-13

Antartic Peninsula

Days 14-15

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 16

Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires

Route Map

There are 8 main destinations visited

Departure Dates

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December 28 - Jan 12, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 22,396 - $ 33,596
Up to 20% savings
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February 5 - Feb 20, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 18,495 - $ 37,995


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We offer a range of last–minute polar expeditions departing in the 2023-24 austral summer season, with special discounts on select itineraries and ships. Explore breathtaking polar landscapes and observe iconic wildlife in their natural habitats.

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Extra Activities

Explore these 3 add on activities
From $ 295 Per Person

Paddling Excursion

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From $ 995 Per Person

Sea Kayaking

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From $ 295 Per Person

Stand- Up Paddleboarding

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What's Included

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • A parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • One 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting)

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landing and cruising excursions, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities